This at-home upper body workout will work your chest, back and arms

The gym might be closed, but you can still get your body moving! Join fitness instructor Jeremy Park and In The Know for an at-home workout that will get your heart pumping and have sweat flying in your living room — not to mention, get your muscles toned and tight.

This upper body workout will have your chest, back and arms feeling like they’re on fire! 

While ab day is a favorite of many, it’s important to also strengthen your back and chest to improve posture, prevent injuries and if you’re really into muscle-building, balance out your chiseled physique. These workouts will target your entire upper body, including your shoulders and arms. (Complete this and we’ll make a note to send all hard-to-open jars to you.)

1. Tempo Push-Ups (4 sets of 10 reps)

This move targets your chest. Start in a high plank position and slowly lower your body down to the ground, counting to three. Then, quickly push your body back up and repeat. If you need to modify, you can rest your knees on the ground, but keep your back flat and abs engaged. Do this 10 times, then repeat for three more sets.

2. Superman Extensions (4 sets of 20 reps)

This move targets your back muscles, supporting your posture. Lay on your stomach with your legs and arms out straight, then squeeze your back to pull up your legs and arms off of the floor, bending your arms in as you do so. Do this 20 times, then repeat three more sets.

3. Inchworm Push-Ups (3 set of 12 reps)

Stand at the edge of your mat and reach your hands down to the floor, walking your hands out to a high plank position. Do one pushup, then walk your hands back to standing position. Do this 12 times and repeat for two more sets. 

4. Reverse Plank Holds (3 sets of 30 seconds)

Work your triceps and mid-back by holding your body up with your back towards the floor, hands directly under your shoulders and abs engaged. Hold for 30 seconds, then repeat two more times.

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